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Winter Lights: Resources to help you thrive in the winter: Getting Started

A companion library guide to the Winter Lights series held at the OSF library.

Winter Lights

Winter Lights: a four part series for students, faculty and staff to help you survive and thrive in the cold dark days of winter.

Each session will have a different theme and will feature a speaker, a hands-on activity so you can bring something back with you, and a chance to brainstorm ideas of how to find light and joy in the winter.  We will be collecting those ideas and sharing them here on the blog as the series progresses.   Come a little early and we’ll have some cider and snacks for you to pick up on your way in!

All sessions are from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the Leather Room (room 108) in O'Shaughnessy-Frey library. 


  • Nov. 8, 2018: Prepare for the winter days to come
  • Dec. 4, 2018: Brighten your holidays
  • Jan. 8, 2019: Moving into a new year
  • Feb. 12, 2019: Growing into spring

Using this guide

At the Winter Lights sessions, we will have a selection of books and media that you might want to look at for that session's topic.

We will also be brainstorming fun and cheap ways to find joy and light in the winter.  Those ideas will be posted here.  Have a suggestion of something to add?  Send an email to Ann Zawistoski.

Ann Gwinn Zawistoski

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During the COVID-19 outbreak I will be working from home, but I am still available for research questions and consultations! Use the button above to make an appointment, or send me an email. Take care!
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